Ancient Empire Secrétaire Maple Mahogany Italy XX Century

Italy, XX Century

Code :  ANMOST0200201

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Ancient Empire Secrétaire Maple Mahogany Italy XX Century

Italy, XX Century

Code :  ANMOST0200201

not available

Ancient Empire Secrétaire Maple Mahogany Italy XX Century - Italy, XX Century

Features

Italy, XX Century

Style:  Empire Revival

Age:  20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Origin:  Italy

Main essence:  Maple Mahogany

Description

Secretaire with molded top and front with flap door decorated with bronze depicting a lyre within festoons and a laurel wreath concealing a bar shelf. Mahogany veneer and feather mahogany, maple purfling. Italy 20th century.

Product Condition:
Furniture that due to age and wear requires restoration and re-polishing. We try to present the real state of the furniture as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 148
Width: 98,5
Depth: 54

Additional Information

Style: Empire Revival

Ripresa stilistica, del 900, delle forme proprie dello stile Impero (1804-1815)

Age: 20th Century / 1901 - 2000

20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Main essence:

Maple

Hard, light wood used for inlays. It grows mainly in Austria, but it is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere, from Japan to North America, passing through China and Europe. It is one of the lightest woods ever, tending to white, it is similar to lime or birch wood. The briar is used in the production of ancient secretaires .

Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.
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